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December 1, 2009

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December 1, 2009

Wow! What a wonderful foundation. Linda and her Volunteers took my class of at risk/low income kids who have been kicked out of other school.... And she gave us a chance. We now go out to Equamore ranch once a week for about 2 hours a time. The students are learning to groom the horses, and learn general knowledge about horses. Linda and her crew has opened up a door of opportunity to these students which they have never had. Most of my students had not seen a horse in real life let alone touch it. This has motivated my student to read and learn more about horses when in the classroom, which is increasing there reading skills because they have a reason to read now. They are increasing their writting skills because they are sharing there experiences through writting which is increasing there writing skills too. By working with the beautiful horses they are learning to be calm and interact with there partners and volunteers in appropriate ways. Equamore has help us all around. We just wanted to say THANK YOU!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

open up doors you my students. Give my students a chance to give back to there community.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

keep things the same as they are. We love them.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the caring people that help us. I also love the enviroment of calm/caring volunteers that have a love of horses but also a love for kids.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

warm hearted loving and caring individuals.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

maybe be able to help more kids and more horses that need a happier life.

Ways to make it better...

nothing could have made it better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

that they need donations to keep up a great organization.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Thank you for helping us. And letting us help you!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 16, 2009

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November 16, 2009

I have watched the progress of many of the sad and neglected horses and it makes my heart soar to see the incredible dedication of the volunteers. Every horse has made increases in weight and most heartwarming is the look on their faces..fear begins to dissapate. Equamore is one of the most valuable charities I have donated to..both for the troubled children who get a chance to bond with these incredible horses and the horses who get to see that humanity does indeed have a heart...

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The soft sighs of the horses as a troubled child begins to groom the horse..both seem to be relaxing in each other's presence. It is magical.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hire a full time director. Part time funraiser.build a hay storage barn.Advertize.Create a movie.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

You can see the definate and concrete good that is created..Watching a horribly abused horse put on 300 pounds in a few months and then happily run freely in the sun.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Volunteers are all eager to help and the experience levels are from horse trainers to folks who are scared to come in at first but all have a "pull" to connect with these beautiful creatures.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

start a permanent feed fund..Do a festival to educate others on treatment of horses. put on seminars on horse health care and rescue..fix fenses. mud control, pidgeon control. repairs. build a second barn.

Ways to make it better...

I had more horse handling experience.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

cost of feeding the horses month in and nmonth out in this economy.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The dedication of the volunteers is been constant for over 20 years..Linda Davis has given her entire life and income to help many many horses.She has created Equmaore out of sheer determination.I cant think of a more valuable charity.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 2, 2009

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November 2, 2009

We attended an event at Equamore about 3 years ago. We were so impressed with the caring, devotion and energy of the organization that we assumed a sponsorship and have been making monthly contributions towards the horses' care since that time. So many animals - so much NEED. We are truly thankful that there is an organization such as Equamore.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the realization that without their help many deserving and/or desperate horses would not have survived - would have died of neglect, starvation or worse.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do as the directors and staff are doing now - continue to try to come up with new ideas to involve more donations.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing that we have played a small part in saving noble and deserving horses from suffering and untimely death.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, caring, competent and compassionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

accept and care for more of the many, many horses in situations of neglect, hunger and need.

Ways to make it better...

we could have been in a position to volunteer and help physically with the care of the horses.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the ever present and growing, overwhelming need to rescue neglected, starving, abused horses. Add to this, in this present economy there are increasing numbers - who are desperate to provide for their children, let alone trying to care for their animal

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 2, 2009

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November 2, 2009

I have been an Equamore Foundation volunteer for six years. I have witnessed abused and unwanted horses returned to health and given a lifetime of proper care. These horses receive daily stall cleaning, outdoor and arena exercise, regular grooming, indivual customized diets, and the necessary veterinary services. The Foundation ensures through oversight that once accepted into the Foundation a horse will never be returned and left to a neglectful situation.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

providing a needed service to ensure horses in need are properly cared for. A valuable service is provided to County animal control officers who do not have the resources to care for the horses they should reclaim. Equamore has provided instruction.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The coming together of persons who make a difference to a situation which can be a noticeable negative impact on the community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

a varied group of dedicated persons. Many are knowledgeable horse people who oversee the care and provide training inside and outside the Organization on care and rescue of horses. Also a social service is provided to disadvantaged youth to bond and care.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand its care to more horses at the farm where facilities exist. Additional education could be expanded to local authorities and horse owners. More horses could be placed at satellite facilities and training of serviceable horses could be increased.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 1, 2009

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November 1, 2009

After a number of years away from horses I was feeling the need to reconnect, but knowing the great need of neglected and abused horses, I decided to join with Equamore and lend whatever help I could. I now go each weekend and give extra thorough grooming and handling to the horses that don't have regular 'guardians'. I've been in many horse facilities in the Western U.S. as well as all over the south of Germany, and I have never seen a more organized, well-maintained horse facility. The calm, positive energy of the place give horses and visitors alike, a sense of peace and safety here. I am in awe of all that Linda Davis and her passionate, dedicated group have accomplished since establishing Equamore, both for the helpless horses they have rescued, and for youngsters who have found meaning and discipline here, interacting with horses and gaining mutual trust and healing. In my heart I know that there is no better combination than a neglected horse and a neglected child who both need healing - and my hope for Equamore is that they can find the means to move more in this direction in the near future. "Build it and they will come", and Equamore already has everything in place to open its doors to broken children that can be helped by these broken horses - they need only the financial support specific to such an indispensible project. Linda Whitlow, Medford Oregon

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Rescuing abused and neglected horses - they all receive wonderful care and now live happy lives; young people come and learn about the responsibilities of caring for an animal and in giving back.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

keep looking for ways to duplicate myself, since there is only so much time in a day!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Making good use of my horse knowledge and knowing I can make a difference in some small way; I am enjoying learning about all the activities Equamore engages in, and in getting creative ideas to try and help in more ways.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated, respectful, passionate, willing to spend time with me to help make me comfortable in surroundings that are new for me.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have hippotherapy sessions for handicapped children, basic care and horsemanship sessions for many sad and broken children who can be salvaged by a chance to connect with likewise needy horses, an investment with known long term outcomes.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to give!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding, continuous recruitment for volunteer help - sustaining volunteer interest and energy

One thing I'd also say is that...

I think there will be more financial challenges in the next few years because of the economy, and having a diverse and growing group of volunteers will be crucial

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 31, 2009

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October 31, 2009

The Equamore Foundation is totally dedicated to providing the highest quality service as a horse rescue provider and Linda Davis, the founder and those who she attracts are of the highest integrity and principles possible. This organization's sole intent is to help the horses and the Board makes the most of every dollar contributed and insures all funding is directed to the care and for the highest good for the horses. This is a "class act" and those of us who have been fortunate enough to contribute to this organization and watch the miracles unfold for the horses at Equamore are filled with gratitude indeed. Ginny Porter, C.P.A., M.B.A.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many transformations that have repeatedly occurred where horses have literally been lifted out of the jaws of death and restored to health and provided the respect they deserve.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

finding a group of dedicated people who have a very clear vision for their mission and then follow through with impeccable principles in the operations and never deviate from them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

highly trained, dedicated, tireless, creative, intelligent, and completely focused on fulfilling the mission to provide the highest quality and best horse rescue facility possible.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do the following: 1. Meet the current major need to find homes and food for horses in need. 2. It could fund plans for a more comprehensive and cost effective satellite program. 3. Opportunity to teach other groups how to increase their effectiveness.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

October 31, 2009

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October 31, 2009

In addition to their service in rescuing neglected horses, and occasionally finding homes for them, they have worked with the children who are in care at the Southern Oregon Child Study and Treatment Center (SOCSTC). These at risk children come to the facility and are supervised in the care and grooming of the horses, which is a form of therapy only those animals can provide. Horses and children are a special combination, and the benefits of inter action to both child and equine are priceless. Harry Howard CASA volunteer

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The children look forward to their trips to the stable and sincerely take an interest in the attention they provide these animals. The children who go there are also the victims of abuse or neglect, so there exists an immeasurable mutual compassion.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No suggestions

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing animals and children receive valuable attention.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Efficient, dedicated and sincere

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Other than the obvious, no particular suggestions

Ways to make it better...

No suggestions here. They do quite well with the animals and the supervision of the children.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Finances

One thing I'd also say is that...

No comment

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 30, 2009

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October 30, 2009

Equamore Foundation serves two vital roles in Oregon: they provide direct care to animal in need, especially horses, at their sanctuary. But in addition, they are an important part of the Oregon Horse Welfare Council, a statewide group of concerned groups and individuals dedicated to saving horses and helping horse owners take better care of their animals. In part due to the participation and leadership of Equamore Foundation, Oregon has become a national leader in its programs to save horses and promote animal welfare in general.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the excellent care it has provided to horses in need, in the number of horses whose lives have been saved, and in the number of people who love the horse they adopted from Equamore Foundation.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Ways to make it better...

there were another 10 organizations like this in Oregon!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 30, 2009

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October 30, 2009

Equamore Foundation is highly deserving of any donor money available for this type of work. I have been involved with numerous organizations of this type and Equamore is run more efficiently, financially responsibly and with great love and care for the horses. I can't speak highly enough of LInda Davis and her Equamore Foundation.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the care of abused, neglected and 'thrown away' horses.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Linda works incredibly hard to provide for the care, feeding, and needs of these neglected animals. She turns their lives around and you can see it in both their eyes and hers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Open, warm, kind, and efficient.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of rejected horses that suffer with pain and hunger on a daily basis.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 30, 2009
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October 30, 2009
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Equamore Foundation is an excellent horse rescue facility. Linda Davis, Director, is a diligent evangelist for horse rescue that creatively brings equestrians together to make a difference in the state of Oregon and beyond. I have volunteered there for the past year and have observed only the highest standards of care and concerted fund raising efforts that can only come from the heart!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Statewide animal protection meeting participation, community outreach, horse rescue on a continuing basis.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Publicize the issues more to foster greater community participation and donations.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The results!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Highly dedicated, sacrificing, diligent, professional.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Solve the problem of "discarded" horses by finding homes for them and to have the ability to adopt more of them itself.

Ways to make it better...

More people had participated.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Money.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is a crucial problem (horse rescue) due to the numbers of animals left to starve, or are being abused. It is a cruel symptom of the economy - and irresponsibility.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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